Black Painting (1951–53)

Often thought of as a series but not conceived as such by the artist, the black paintings are usually matte or glossy-black paint, sometimes on multiple panels and produced sporadically between 1951 and 1953. The black paintings are made on canvas, largely mounted on a newspaper ground that is sometimes revealed but occasionally only apparent by the activated picture surfaces.

Untitled [glossy black painting]
1951
ca. 1951
Untitled [small vertical black painting]
1951
ca. 1951
Untitled [matte black triptych]
1951
ca. 1951
Untitled [black painting on paper]
1952
1952
Untitled [black painting with portal form]
1952
1952–53
Untitled [black painting on paper]
1952
1952
Untitled [glossy black four-panel painting]
1951
ca. 1951
Untitled [matte black painting with Asheville Citizen]
1952
ca. 1952